Wendy L. Freedman

John & Marion Sullivan University Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of Toronto, 1984
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 834-5651
Location: ERC 535
Email: wfreedmanuchicago.edu
Observational cosmology, Hubble constant, dark energy, extragalactic distance scale, supernovae, Cepheids, galaxy evolution, initial mass function.

Ongoing Scientific Projects:
Talks, Lectures, & Workshops
Currently in Committees
  • Wednesday Colloquium committee

KICP Publications
2017 | 2016

Latest Journal Publications
  1. "On the RR Lyrae Stars in Globulars. IV. ω Centauri Optical UBVRI Photometry", The Astronomical Journal, Volume 152, Issue 6, article id. 170, 34 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  2. "The Carnegie-Chicago Hubble Program. I. An Independent Approach to the Extragalactic Distance Scale Using Only Population II Distance Indicators", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 832, Issue 2, article id. 210, 21 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  3. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: Spitzer/IRAC observations of SMC Cepheids (Scowcroft+, 2016)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJ/816/49. Originally published in: 2016ApJ...816...49S (Mar 2016)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Increasing Accuracy and Increasing Tension in Ho", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.234.01 (Jan 2017)
  2. "Star Formation as a Function of Neutral Hydrogen Gas Density in Local Group Galaxies", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #228, id.319.04 (Jun 2016)
  3. "Accepted Facts in Observational Cosmology", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #228, id.204.01 (Jun 2016)
  4. "The Next Generation of Optical Telescopes", APS April Meeting 2016, abstract #Y7.001 (Mar 2016)